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The Quintessential NaturalistHonoring the Life and Legacy of Oliver P. Pearson$
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Douglas Kelt and Deborah Kaspin

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520098596

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520098596.001.0001

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Ecological and Phylogenetic Significance of AFLP DNA Diversity in 4 Species of Blind Subterranean Mole Rats (Spalax) in Israel

Ecological and Phylogenetic Significance of AFLP DNA Diversity in 4 Species of Blind Subterranean Mole Rats (Spalax) in Israel

El Sigificado EcolÓGico Y FilogenÉTico De Diversidad De Aflp En El De 4 Especies S Palax En Israel

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(p.916) (p.917) Ecological and Phylogenetic Significance of AFLP DNA Diversity in 4 Species of Blind Subterranean Mole Rats (Spalax) in Israel
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The Quintessential Naturalist
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Andrei V. Polyakov

Alex Beharav

Tamar Krugman

Aaron Avivi

Eviatar Nevo

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520098596.003.0028

This chapter examines 426 loci of Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphisms (AFLP) in Israeli Spalax, across coding and noncoding regions of genomes, along a gradient of increasing aridity. It compares and contrasts AFLP diversity with previous phylogenetic and ecological conclusions, based on other protein and DNA molecular markers in 114 subterranean blind mole rats representing four species of the Spalax ehrenbergi superspecies in Israel: S. galili (2n=52), S. golani (2n=54), S. carmeli (2n=58), and S. judaei (2n=60), and indicates results hereof. The chapter concludes that AFLP diversity, spreading across coding and noncoding genomic regions, is subject to natural selection like other molecular markers and displays molecular ecological adaptive radiation caused by interacting biotic and abiotic environmental stresses.

Keywords:   426 loci, AFLP, Israeli Spalax, noncoding regions, genomes, DNA molecular markers, blind mole rats, AFLP diversity, biotic, abiotic

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